New CEO is named
June 24 2014 11:01 PM
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Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdullah bin Mohamed al-Thani
Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdullah bin Mohamed al-Thani

Ooredoo Kuwait has announced the appointment of Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdullah bin Mohamed al-Thani as chief executive officer of the company.

He will succeed Abdulaziz Ibrahim Fakhroo, who has tendered his resignation upon reaching the end of his term. Fakhroo will move to a new position within the group and will serve as a member of the board of directors of Ooredoo Kuwait.

Ooredoo chairman Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohamed bin Saud al-Thani said: “We thank Abdulaziz Fakhroo for the valuable contribution he has made during his tenure as chief executive officer of Ooredoo Kuwait, which was characterised by his perseverance, determination, and hard work.”

He also welcomed Sheikh Mohamed for his role as the company’s new CEO and wished him “every success as he joins us at an exciting stage for the company, which is seeing a number of vital new developments, not least the roll-out of the Ooredoo brand.”

Sheikh Mohamed holds a master’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Cardiff, Wales in the UK and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Qatar University.

Previously, Sheikh Mohamed worked at Ooredoo’s finance department as director of financial operations and was subsequently promoted to senior director, budget and decision support, and deputy chief officer, finance.

Sheikh Mohamed has made several contributions in the field of finance and accounting during his term in Ooredoo’s finance department and also through his work as a member of the board of directors of the Qatar Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, where he has promoted Qatar’s accounting profession and its role in developing the country’s economy.

His leadership roles have been developed through his work and support for Ooredoo’s senior executive management, as well as externally, through his work as a member of the board of directors for Ooredoo Kuwait where he has strongly supported the company’s progress.

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